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Extension to job support scheme and business support update

Posted: 4th Nov 2020 by Clair Watmore Blog

The Government has extended the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) following the announcement of new Coronavirus restrictions in England from Thursday 5 November 2020 to Wednesday 2 December 2020, which will require many businesses to close. It has also confirmed that those businesses that are required to close will be eligible for business grants of… Read more

Government Announces New Lockdown Support Measures

Posted: 13th Oct 2020 by Clair Watmore Blog

The Chancellor has announced that the Government will expand the new Job Support Scheme (JSS) to assist jobs and businesses required to close their doors as a result of tougher Coronavirus restrictions. The announcement was made ahead of new plans to introduce a tier-based system for lockdowns across the country, which could force some businesses… Read more

HMRC publishes Job Retention Bonus guidance

Posted: 11th Sep 2020 by Clair Watmore Blog

Updated: 5h November 2020 – The Jobs Retention Bonus (JRB) will now not be paid in February and the government will redeploy a retention incentive at the appropriate time. The purpose of the JRB was to encourage employers to keep people in work until the end of January. However, as the CJRS is being extended… Read more

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – Update

Posted: 5th Jun 2020 by Clair Watmore Blog

On Friday 29th May the Chancellor gave details on the changes to the CJRS scheme effective from 1st July 2020. Closure to new entrants from July The scheme will close to new entrants from 30 June and thereafter employers will only be able to furlough employees that have been furloughed for a full 3-week period… Read more

Furlough Enquiries

Posted: 23rd Apr 2020 by Clair Watmore HGH's News
Payroll

Please note that our Payroll team are currently experiencing a very high volume of enquiries in light of the COVID-19 outbreak and Furlough announcements. If you have an enquiry which relates to furlough and/or payroll, please can we ask that you get in touch with your Client Manager directly, rather than our payroll team. This will ensure that… Read more

Furlough scheme eligiblity date changed to 19 March

Posted: 16th Apr 2020 by Clair Watmore Blog
Payroll

Employees who started new jobs up until 19 March have now been brought into the scope of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and their employers can make a claim for 80% of their wages. The change was revealed in HM Revenue & Customs’ fourth iteration of its furlough scheme guidance, which has been published today (15… Read more

Support for directors

Posted: 8th Apr 2020 by Clair Watmore Blog

On 4 April, the government published new guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS).  Up until then, there has been much debate over whether Directors can be furloughed under the CJRS.  In this briefing, we discuss the furloughing of directors and what work they can still do when on furlough as statutory office holders. Can a… Read more